Scholarships are another type of gift aid — something you do not have to pay back.
At Purdue, there are several types of freshman scholarships available to undergraduate students.
Merit scholarships are awarded to students based on the criteria submitted on the admissions applications (e.g., academic achievement). Other scholarships are awarded based on financial need.
To ensure maximum consideration for all financial aid available to new Purdue students, high school seniors should:
- Apply by the November 1 Early Action deadline.
- Submit your FAFSA and submit the Departmental Scholarship Application (if required by your college) by February 15 at purdue.scholarshipuniverse.com.
New Scholarship – Lilly Scholars at Purdue
Eli Lilly and Purdue are partnering on an innovative pharmaceutical manufacturing scholarship program that will continue Purdue’s track record of finding unique ways to keep the cost of college within reach. Incoming freshmen will have the opportunity to be considered for Lilly Scholars at Purdue, which consists of full tuition covered, guaranteed internship or co-op at Lilly, and a promise of coordinated interaction with company leaders. Full details about consideration and eligibility can be found on the Lilly Scholars at Purdue webpage.
Applications to additional scholarships for new and current students are outlined below.
University Scholarships for Indiana Residents
Some colleges and departments at Purdue offer scholarships to new, incoming freshmen as well as current students. Explore your department’s offerings and learn how to apply.
ScholarshipUniverse maximizes scholarship opportunities for incoming and current students. It is a matching system that allows students to connect with internal (university and department) and external scholarships through their profiles. To learn more, check out our ScholarshipUniverse webpage.
Indiana State 4-H Fee Remission
The Division of Financial Aid receives a list of eligible students in February from the Department of Youth Development Agricultural Education according to 4-H achievement.
View the requirements to renew your State 4-H Club Fee Remission